An old-fashioned Blueberry and Lemon Curd Slice that can be ready to bake in 15 minutes. Inspired by Delicious magazine.
How many times have you bought a magazine and cooked from it cover-to-cover? Once or twice maybe, but most likely never? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, I might be the worst offender of all. I always flick through for seasonal inspiration, but hardly ever follow the recipes to a tee, until recently that is. Well, sort of.
When the little girl received an invitation to an afternoon tea farewell last week, I got excited! Only because big events like this give me the perfect excuse to bake to my heart’s desire and try out those recipes that serve 8 or more. I’ve recently taken to bookmarking recipes I’d like to try or have been inspired by, saving them from falling into my magazine shelf’s oblivion, never to be found again. After bookmarking, I tear out the pages and file them away in a big lever arch folder for future use.
How do you keep track of recipes you’ve found in books and magazines that you liked?
My inspiration? It came in the form of Ben O’Donoghue’s Lemon Curd Slice from the current August issue of Delicious magazine. Now this is where the “well, sort of” part actually comes in. I had some leftover New Zealand lemon curd in the fridge from client recipe testing earlier so that was a straight tick. A half-full packet of frozen blueberries and my own no-need-to-chill low-sugar pastry recipe completed the slice with my own little twist. As much as I’m confident that Ben’s pastry was divine, I haven’t been blessed with the most patience which was the reason why I chose to use my own pastry: ready to bake in 15 minutes, can’t beat that!